I'm guessing all of you would rather have CJ playing for the Falcons right now because that's exactly what would have happened if he wouldn't have got paid. Just because he isn't loud and flashy doesn't mean that he isn't an amazing player and worth every penny.
People on here are really dense sometimes. CJ would have been killing us this year for ATL, and our Dline would have been awful, because CJ is playing lights out and Hardy is benefiting greatly from that. Does anyone really think Hardy would be having this type of season with out CJ on the other side?
As for Hardy I hope we pay him, maybe not as much as CJ but I'll leave that up to the GM. We need him though, great teams are built off the lines first and getting to the passer is so much more important in todays NFL.